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1. PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Mental Health Providers for the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 10/24/2018

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This workshop is for those staff from MCIU member districts who are seeking to become members of the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only. Members who are mental health providers (e.g., psychologists, counselors, social workers, etc.) need to attend BOTH days to receive credit and their PREPaRE Workshop 2 certificates.

This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a 45 minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

2. Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for Cohort #2 DAY 1 (College and Career Readiness)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Participants for these trainings should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

Dates: 10/16/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

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This year MCIU will be offering the second Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for districts looking to write or update their Act 339 Career Readiness Plans. The training will mirror content provided to the first cohort of districts last year during the five-day series, but is condensed into three days with a “showcase event” to be scheduled in 2019-2020.

As required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, districts partnered with regional Career and Technical Centers, need to develop and update Act 339 plans that include career awareness exploration and planning in alignment with the Career, Education, and Work Standards. In addition, with the release of the Future Readiness PA Index, the public facing report card for schools, will include a Career Readiness Indicator and an Industry Based Credential component.

These trainings will provide guidance and technical assistance to participants in writing the ACT 339 plans to include current workforce trends, career and technical education opportunities, and aligned post-secondary training options.

Participants for these training sessions are limited to Montgomery County public schools and should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

The training will be offered in three sessions:

1. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 8:30-3:30
2. Monday, December 3, 2018 from 8:30 to 3:30
3. Monday, March 4, 2019 from 8:30 to 3:30

The cost per team for the three-day series is $350. We will accommodate as many team members as possible. If we reach maximum room capacity we may need to revisit team sizes and will be in contact.

Registration for each participant is required separately for each day of the series.

***LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN***

3. Argumentative Moves Across the Disciplines (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Content Area Teachers, 6-12 Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/17/2018

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Writing argumentatively in secondary classrooms requires listening to others, summarizing their views, and responding with one’s own ideas. This interactive workshop will introduce you to different teaching practices that address the heart of argument in every academic discipline. Participants will learn the core “moves” of argument and will learn how to help students of all levels enter academic conversations and write arguments. Participants will explore the differences between debate and argument and will leave with ideas regarding how to structure their secondary classrooms to allow students more opportunities to interact with each other as they read and write in the argumentative mode.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

4. Constructing Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Librarians, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 10/17/2018

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Are you building or considering a Makerspace for your school? Do you want to learn how Makerspaces connect to the core curriculum? Join us for a day of hands-on activities to learn strategies for cultivating a culture of making innovation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of tools that can support maker environments while connecting with other education leaders who are also planning Makerspaces. Come ready to be an active learner as we discuss various considerations for building and promoting Maker Learning in schools.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

5. Fundations® Level 2 Workshop (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators

Dates: 10/17/2018

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Fundations® is a research-based general education and intervention program that provides students with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations Level 2 Workshop - builds on the Fundations skills that were learned in Fundations Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

6. Data Quality Network Meeting: October 2018

Program: Data Governance

Audience: Special Education Directors, Safe Schools Personnel, PennData Personnel, PIMS Administrators, Data Teams, LEA Administrators, Principals.

Dates: 10/17/2018

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Activities and topics include:

Special Education - Discipline Reporting and Safe Schools
Carol Kuntz, PDE
Dan Ficca, PDE

Special Ed 12/1 Submission and Act 16
Jodi Rissinger, PDE
Dan Ficca, PDE

Special Education - Common Errors and Solutions
Barry Frye, IU10

Scheduled activities are subject to change. For the latest information, including any handouts and to pre-submit questions to the presenters, visit the Data Quality Network website.

7. Local Data Networking Meeting: October 2018

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 10/17/2018

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This month's local data networking meeting focuses on special education data-related issues that are pertinent to Montgomery County LEAs.

Topics for discussion include:
*July Special Education Collection Update
*Act 16 Collection
*MontCo 12/1 Submission Guidelines
*October 1 Collection Challenges

8. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 10/18/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 10/18/2018

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The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

9. Current Drug Trends in Teens: Where Are We Going Now?

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Dates: 10/18/2018

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Current research into the substance use and abuse of youth indicates there is both good news and bad news. In one nationwide study, illicit drug use, other than marijuana, had reached the lowest levels in the past two decades. That’s the good news. The not so good news revealed an increase in usage of certain drugs, and a real decline in the perception of risk from using a number of substances. This workshop will:Address the current research on substance use and abuse among youth; Look at vaping, the substances youth are commonly consuming via vaping, and perceptions of harm via vaping; Examine emerging drug trends among youth; Discuss the teenage brain and addiction; Review treatment options for youth.

10. Technology Council (10/18/2018)

Program: Technology

Audience: This council is for Technology Directors and other district level technology staff members with similar roles in Montgomery County.

Dates: 10/18/2018

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This council is for Technology Directors and other district level technology staff members with similar roles in Montgomery County.

11. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 10/19/2018

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This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

12. PA Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Universal Training Consortium 2 (TaC) By invitation only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: By Inviitation Only

Dates: 10/22/2018 to 5/23/2019

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Positive Behavior Interventions and Support PBIS) is a proactive approach to discipline that improves school climate. It is under the Pennsylvania three tiered Mulit-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. Instead of a piecemeal or reactive model, this data-driven, research-based method builds from Universal primary prevention (school-wide), to Targeted secondary intervention (classroom), through to Intensive tertiary supports (individual). This continuum allows for the defining of and explicit teaching of expected behaviors which, in turn, improves the social, emotional, and academic skills of all students. This five-day training for school Core teams will focus on positive rather than punitive interventions, managing or eliminating conditions or antecedents contributing to behaviors, and organizing and routinizing how pro-social behaviors will be taught and practiced at their schools. In between formal training dates, Core teams will work with their school building staff to obtain staff input and buy in, develop behavioral expectations, lesson plans, and acknowledgement systems, and begin initial implementation. A commitment to fidelity agreement must be signed prior to the first day of training.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

13. County-Wide Crisis Intervention Team Postvention and Update Meeting (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: County-Wide Crisis Team Members ONLY

Dates: 10/22/2018

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As a member of the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Team we would like to invite you to an annual postvention and update session. It is important that all of us who serve in this capacity get together to review the process and results of the interventions that were held in the previous year, as well as take some time to take care of ourselves so that we continue to be an effective and supportive team for each other. Please join us at ONE sessions at the MCIU to engage in postvention activities, developing skills for interventions, as well as some self-care activities. We look forward to your continued support and participation in our County-Wide Crisis Intervention team.

Participants are asked to attend one session only.

* October 15, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
OR
* October 22, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

If you have any questions, please contact Jean Miksch at jmiksch@mciu.org or 610-755-9331.

14. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 10/23/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2018

The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

15. Building Foundational Literacy Skills to Prepare Students to Tackle Text: A Focus on Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Spelling (PLN) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators interested in growing practices in foundational literacy.

Dates: 10/23/2018 to 3/14/2019

MCIU's Building Foundational Literacy Skills to Prepare Students to Tackle Text PLN is a community of educators who will focus on the brain research that has confirmed how students learn to recognize, produce, and understand printed words. We will work collaboratively to explore and share resources around the phases of development in oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, and spelling.

As a county, we will work together to grow common understanding and best practices that can easily be embedded into any classroom. Because this PLN is about growing ourselves and, therefore, growing our students, this work will involve classroom application and the collection of evidence. Each area of focus will be based off of initial learning from Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) professional development sessions and then extended into classroom application.

PREREQUISITE: You must have either participated in LETRS 1, 2, 3 & 7 in the past or you can join the ongoing sessions in 2018-19.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
* Enroll 2 participants by 9/7/18 and receive a 15% discount.
* For more information check the SPARK link: https://spark.adobe.com/page/tCMmzgQhzngn9/

For questions, contact Sarah Misner at smisner@mciu.org

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

16. LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word - Building Vocabulary and Oral Language (L) 10/24/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 10/24/2018

This module highlights the importance of vocabulary for reading comprehension and examines many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Participants will look at the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the role of language in the home, the importance of reading aloud, modeling in the classroom, and independent reading. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 4 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

17. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 10/24/2018 to 10/26/2018

This three-day course provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin implementing the Wilson Reading System (WRS). This intensive intervention targets students in grade two and beyond who are reading and spelling below grade level and is implemented in small groups.

The Introductory Course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for Wilson Academy® membership and Wilson Reading System Level I Certification training. Certification is NOT granted with the completions of the WRS Introductory Course, educators seeking certification must enroll/complete the Wilson Reading System Level I Certification program.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM each day.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

18. How to Orchestrate Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science Grades K-5 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/24/2018

Robust and effective classroom discussions are essential for providing students with opportunities to simultaneously engage in science practices while learning key science content. This session will provide teachers with a roadmap of strategies to use before and during whole-class discussions to more effectively orchestrate dialogue responsive to students' science thinking, core practices and ideas.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

19. Math Strategies and Best Practices for Struggling Learners (TaC)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers

Dates: 10/25/2018

This professional development workshop will look at mathematical strategies and best practices that can be utilized across all educational settings. Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources needed to meet the needs of all learners. Strategies will focus on building conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

20. Everyday Practices that Engage and Empower Readers and Writers with Penny Kittle (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2018

Penny Kittle will inspire you to reimagine the language arts classroom by creating classes where all students actively read, write, study, create and share everyday. We can construct classrooms where increasing reading and writing volume becomes a priority, where students are given a choice, and where teachers model and confer. This is a call for teachers to bring responsive, alive teaching into their classrooms everyday, every year.

The first 75 participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

21. Launch Book Study (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/29/2018 to 12/14/2018

The book Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student is based on the belief that all kids are naturally creative and that every classroom should be filled with creativity and wonder. It is a top seller on Amazon.com and has been the inspiration for numerous teachers to infuse design thinking into their instruction and classroom. Join us as we navigate through this book and have enriching conversations to transfer ideas from this book into practice.

Participants must purchase the book: Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student ISBN-10: 0996989544 approximately $20.00.

This book study will be completely online through our Learning Management System.

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22. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting (M)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County District Leaders

Dates: 10/29/2018

These meetings are for Montgomery County district leaders to network in their use of the Everyday Math Resources.

23. Sustaining Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Makerspace Teachers, Librarians, Administrators

Dates: 10/30/2018

So...you have a Makerspace in your school. Now what? It’s time to think deeply about its purpose and expanding its role in your school community! This workshop is focused on connecting teachers, librarians and administrators to evaluate your Makerspace vision, identify deeper core content connections and brainstorm maker careers to expose to students.

Please consider bringing a school team of 3-4 people to this workshop. Three or more registrants from the same district will receive a discounted registration fee of $65 per person (subscriber price) or $100 per person (non-subscriber price).

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

24. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Biology and Life Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/30/2018 to 11/27/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional biology and life science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

25. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Chemistry and Physical Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/31/2018 to 11/28/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional chemistry and physical science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

26. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 11/1/2018 to 11/30/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

27. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing - Secondary (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators 6-12, Secondary Coaches, Administrators 6-12

Dates: 11/1/2018

This professional development workshop focuses on how you can marry writing workshop with the maker learning movement. Participants will leave this workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of writing by including more physical activity, collaboration, and purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools. In this workshop, participants will gain a better sense of the writing process and the maker movement, and all will experience a variety of strategies and tools that can be used to re-energize their teaching of writing whether or not a makerspace is present in their school.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

28. Teaching Science is Phenomenal: Physics and Physical Science Brett Moulding (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 11/1/2018 to 11/29/2018

Join us for a two-day professional learning opportunity focused on instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional physics and physical science learning. Participants will observe model lessons and acquire instructional tools for applying these practices into their classrooms. The instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate will be featured throughout the sessions and teachers will receive lesson plans to use in their own classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and align one of their lessons and adapt it into a 3D-GRC lesson. A series of follow-up, live, online 2-hour alignment sessions with Brett Moulding will be provided to advance participant understanding of structuring instructions. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

29. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 11/02/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/2/2018

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

30. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Certification Level I (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/2/2018 to 5/16/2019

This Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive training and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with fidelity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 65-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson credentialed trainer. Each trainee is expected to acquire a very sophisticated working knowledge of the sound-symbol system of English (phonology) and its structure (morphology), as well as the use of specific diagnostic techniques in teaching reading, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension.

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed the WRS Introductory Course within the last 5 years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements and an additional standardized normed reading test with subtests that compare word attack to comprehension skills. All WRS Level I participants need to have WRS 4th Ed. materials to use during this practicum.

NOTE: Interested participants outside of Montgomery County must contact Lois Winton at 610-755-9315 for more details.

LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
* Cancellation within 30 days of course start-up: $250 drop fee paid by participant.
* Cancellation after 30 days of course start-up: $2100 paid by participant.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

31. PVAAS Integrate to Improve Student Achievement: It's No Accident

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: School Leaders, Teacher Leaders, District Leaders, IU Points of Contact for Comprehensive Planning

Dates: 11/2/2018

Systemic change is driven by a cycle of improvement, identification of key data trends and a plan to customize instruction for student achievement and growth. During this session participants will participate in collaborative and hands-on process to utilize PDE-provided resources and data tools to integrate summative, growth, and diagnostic data to create a culture for learning. Elements of PVAAS, eMetric, and the CDT* (or other diagnostic assessment) will be intergrated with Educator Effectiveness, the SAS Portal Assessment Builder and SLOs.

Time to engage in root cause analysis with the PVAAS Digging Deeper Documents will lead to an action plan. By the end of the session, each participant will have a clear map for a continuous and responsive cycle of improvement. This energizing session has been developed to support your use of data to improve outcomes for students.

*While CDT results will be used within our example the process can be replicated with results from other diagnostic assessments".

Target Audience:
* School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals)
* Teacher Leaders and Teachers (Classroom Teachers Grades 4-12, Instructional Coaches, Department Chairs
* District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum, Special Education Directors)
* Intermediate Unit Points of Contact for Comprehensive Planning, CDT Points of Contact, PVAAS Points of Contact

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a 90 minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

32. SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Program (PSYCH)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Dates: 11/6/2018

New
SaveTalk is a suicide alertness training. Participants will learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide and to be able to perform an important role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

33. Montgomery County Student Assistance Program (SAP) Conference

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: Student Assistance Educators

Dates: 11/6/2018

Wait List
The Montgomery County Student Assistance Program Conference has been a project that the student assistance educators have been clamoring for!  In collaboration with the Montgomery County Offices of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Mental Health, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is proud to be a part of his day-long conference event.  This event features key-note speakers, Joe Markiewicz (The Importance of Prevention) and Guy Diamond (Family Engagement) as well as an opportunity to participate in four hour-long mini-skills workshops.  Topics include various topics in the realms of ATOD education (vaping, opioids, addiction, athletes and substance abuse), mental health (suicide prevention, trauma, anxiety) and improving student assistance (engaging parents, starting an elementary SAP team, improving your SAP team).  Meals and other support are generously being provided by financial support from our partnering agencies, who will have information tables available for you as well. Come join us to refresh your knowledge of Student Assistance and update your perspective!

Please use the following link to customize your day with workshops: LINK

For questions please contact Lisa Moore at Lmoore@mciu.org

34. PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES: From Prompting to Reinforcement

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/6/2018

These trainings are designed to provide practical information regarding educational methods and resources that may be used by special education paraprofessionals working with students in a variety of settings. These trainings will assist special education paraprofessionals to gain knowledge related to the standards listed in the PA Credential of Competency, and obtain ongoing in-service training hours required by Pennsylvania regulations.

In the From Prompting to Reinforcement workshop, special education paraprofessionals will be able to:
* Identify principles of the prompt hierarchy.
* Understand various schedules of reinforcements.
* Examine methods for fading support as students learn behaviors.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

35. Special Education Referrals for English Learners (ELs): Process and Data with Dr. Alba Ortiz

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Pupil Personnel Directors, Psychologists, Special Ed Teachers, ESL Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists

Dates: 11/6/2018

Accurately identifying English Learners with disabilities can be a challenger for schools and districts because of the similarities between the characteristics of students who are acquiring English as a second language and those students with language/learning disabilities.

Addressing these issues requires close collaboration between the general and special education programs that serve ELs. This session will focus on:
* monitoring language and literacy development of ELs experiencing language and literacy-related difficulties within and across grades;
* early intervention for students experiencing learning difficulties;
* making appropriate special education referral decisions.

When students are referred for evaluation the special education processes should be adapted to:
* limit bias in assessment
* make appropriate eligibilty determinations:
* ensure that special and general education services simultaneously address students' language and disability related needs.

We encourage district teams to attend this session along with a district leader who can impact systems change.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU Title III Consortium member districts can attend at no cost: AGORA, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

36. Strategies and Interventions for Teaching Students With CVI: Making Learning Materials Accessible and Meaningful for Students (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers of students with visual impairments, teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, early intervention and teachers of students with multiple disabilities

Dates: 11/6/2018

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
* Review of characteristics
* CVI Range assessment (Roman-Lantzy, 2018)
* Behaviors in Phases I, II, and III (Roman-Lantzy, 2018)
* Neuroplasticity: Brain talk
* Active and passive learning
* Accessibility and meaning

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lunch - Participants should bring a bag lunch.

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
* Accessibility to materials and environment
* 3D>2D
* Learning environments
* Literacy
* Case study/application

Participants will:
* Identify behaviors of children scoring in Phase I, II, and III on the CVI Range assessment (Roman-Lantzy, 2018).
* Describe the importance of active learning for children with CVI.
* Design appropriate learning environments and materials for children with CVI.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM
Participants are to bring a bag lunch.
Bring: Participants are to bring current examples of student IEPs and/or CVI Range.

Montgomery County I.U. staff only will be involved with Beth on 11/5/18 for classroom visits.

FLYER

37. The ABC's of Behavior and Classroom Management - GATEWAY SCHOOL STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Gateway School Staff and Administrators only

Dates: 11/6/2018

Have you ever wondered how you should respond to a specific behavior issue within your classroom? This presentation will not only explain why certain behaviors occur, but also help you understand how you can create lasting behavior change in your students. We will also review potential proactive and reactive classroom management strategies that can easily be applied to all of your students. If you've ever asked yourself, "What do I if…?" this is the talk for you.

38. Modernizing Libraries: A Librarian Meetup and Networking Event (STEM) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Librarians

Dates: 11/6/2018

How do we evolve our practices and spaces to meet the needs of our ever-changing students? Join us as we engage in activities around STEM and maker learning through a librarian’s lens. Bring a book to share for our “hottest reads” discussion – what can’t stay on the shelves in your space? Additionally, there will be time to collaborate and converse with each other about the most pressing issues in our school libraries today.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Bring:: A mobile device and a book to share.
Lunch: Will be provided

Register by October 19th to receive a $25 discount

39. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 11/09/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 11/9/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

40. Math Solutions Math Workshop: Structures and Practices for Student Learning (M)

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: K-6 Teachers of Math, Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/13/2018 to 11/14/2018

Presented in collaboration with Math Solutions, this session will engage participants in the Math Workshop model of instruction, reflect on how the structures and learning environment leverage increased learning for all students, and create a plan to implement Math Workshop in the classroom.

PARTICIPANT OUTCOMES:
* Understand the roles of the teacher and students in the Math Workshop classroom.
* Implement a plan for getting started with Math Workshop.
* Create a Math Workshop classroom that relies on formative assessment and differentiation.

BENEFITS OF MATH WORKSHOP:
* Provides students with differentiated instruction that is targeted and based upon individual student understanding.
* Encourages independence, responsibility, and risk-taking in students, creating mathematicians with a solid foundation of number sense that results in a conceptual understanding of mathematics.
* Provides students with engaging learning experiences that promote mathematical thinking, mathematical discourse, and a positive disposition toward mathematics.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

41. Building a Culture of Readers and Writers (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 11/15/2018

This workshop will feature ways to engage both the hearts and minds of your students as you create a culture that fosters a love of reading and writing at the secondary level. Participants will explore ways to get to know their students as readers and writers and ways to create an environment where choice and voice are honored. An emphasis will be placed on the teacher modeling reading and writing behaviors. Overall, participants will leave with ideas about how to help their students each identify as a reader and a writer.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

42. Introduction to Coding with the Micro:bit (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-6 Educators

Dates: 11/15/2018

Have you heard about “coding” but been skeptical about the idea of adding one more thing into your day? Come curious and ready to explore how coding can be meaningfully embedded into the upper elementary curriculum and gain experience with resources that can be used in your classroom. The cost of this workshop includes a Micro:bit; a physical tool that you can bring back to your students! You will leave with experience and resources for engaging your students in the “Hour of Code” in December.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

43. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 11/15/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2018

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

44. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 1 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: All Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status.

Dates: 11/15/2018 to 11/16/2018

Google Education Certifications were updated and MCIU is pleased to offer educators an opportunity to work with Rich Kiker in preparation to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. During this two day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Education Trainer" status.

Participants will be guided through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web-based tutorials, and video learning libraries.

Test preparation for the new Google Educator exam includes readiness with: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Chrome, Classroom and exploration of the Google Trainer process.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

45. Co-Teachng Webinar Series: Meshing Classroom Management Philosophies in the Co-taught Claasroom (TaC)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers K-12

Dates: 11/15/2018

Join us as we unpack some of the most complex aspects of co-teaching! We will be puling in other voices from our organization to provide strategies that address current issues and trends around co-teaching.

Register for one or all topics that interest you. The day of the event you will receive an email invitation to join the webinar virtually.

All meetings are virtual 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

* November 15 2018: Meshing Classroom Mangagement Philosophies in the Co-Taught Classroom
* January 16, 2019: Autism and Co-Teaching
* March 20, 2019: Solving the Equation: Co-Teaching in the Math Classroom
* June 5, 2019: Dealing with the Unknown: A Mindful Approach to Coping with Changes in Co-Teaching Structures

For questions, contact Christine Butterfield at Cbutterfield@mciu.org .

FLYER

46. REEL Series: Flipped Learning (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators 5-12

Dates: 11/16/2018

We believe one of the best ways to learn something new is through firsthand experiences that promote curiosity, questioning and reflection. This REEL (Rethinking Education through Experiential Learning) workshop is designed to immerse you in a hands-on student experience, teach you about a trend from a pedagogical lens, then give you the opportunity to apply your new learning and plan for implementation in your environment.

The REEL topic for this workshop is Flipped Learning. What is flipped learning? When do you use it? How do we use flipped learning effectively in the classroom? This workshop will introduce teachers to the flipped learning model and how it is far more than just having students watch videos. While videos play a prominent role in flipped learning, the bigger idea is really how face-to-face time with students can be re-imagined. We will examine the validity behind this method, the instructional design required to implement it effectively, and the planning process. During the second half of the workshop you will given time to work on videos to use in your classroom. Come and learn best practices for implementing flipped learning.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

47. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course - CPI Initial Training (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 11/19/2018 to 11/20/2018

This newly revised workshop provides participants with the skills needed to de-escalate potentially violent situations in school settings. Through expanded role-playing[laying and skill oriented participation, the Crisis Prevention Institute approach will help prepare staff to maintain control during potential crisis situations. Participants will complete workbook and culminating tests. Participants must attend both days.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

48. PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES: Principles of Behavior - Developing Strategies and Tools for your Behavior Tool Kit

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/20/2018

These trainings are designed to provide practical information regarding educational methods and resources that may be used by special education paraprofessionals working with students in a variety of settings. These trainings will assist special education paraprofessionals to gain knowledge related to the standards listed in the PA Credential of Competency, and obtain ongoing in-service training hours required by Pennsylvania regulations.

In the Principles of Behavior - Developing Strategies and Tools for your Behavior Tool Kit special education paraprofessionals will be able to:
* Understand concepts for why behaviors occur and what maintains them. * Identify the ABCs of Behavior.
* Understand and explain behavior principles and strategies that teachers might employ in the classroom.
* Identify resources, strategies, and tools for paraprofessionals to utilize in the classroom in supporting and enhancing positive behavior.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

49. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 11/27/2018 to 12/13/2018

Wait List
Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due March 13, 2019.

50. Growing the Depth of Understanding of Craft and Elements (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 11/28/2018 to 11/29/2018

Reading like a writer is a needed skill for both teachers and students to tackle evidence-based writing. To assist with this, the two-day workshop will grow participants’ understanding of both author’s craft techniques and reading elements. Specifically, participants will:
* define text-dependent analysis
* deconstruct a TDA command
* assist in the creation of a scope and sequence of craft techniques and reading elements
* recognize the craft techniques and reading elements that are applicable for their grade level
* investigate the relationships that exist amongst reading elements and craft techniques that are more commonly seen within TDA commands
* participate as “students” in an analysis demonstration lesson
* explore short, complex texts while “reading like a writer”
* write a TDA command applicable for their grade level

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

51. REEL Series: Flexible Resources (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 11/28/2018

We believe one of the best ways to learn something new is through firsthand experiences that promote curiosity, questioning and reflection. This REEL (Rethinking Education through Experiential Learning) workshop is designed to immerse you in a hands-on student experience, teach you about a trend from a pedagogical lens, then give you the opportunity to apply your new learning and plan for implementation in your environment.

The REEL topic for this workshop is Flexible Resources. When looking at how to implement curriculum, there are numerous resources to choose from to support instruction. While textbooks are a predominant resource, there are a lot of other avenues to explore, including Open Educational Resources (OER). Come to this workshop to explore a process for identifying quality resources, where to locate them, and how to best implement them to support instruction.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

52. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 11/30/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 11/30/2018

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

53. CLM Coaches Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: CLM Coaches

Dates: 11/30/2018

Participants to this training will address coaching issues around the implementation of CLM in their schools or IU programs. Opportunity for problem solving, networking and review of new information from Tucci Learning Systems will be part of the day.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Bring a brown bagged lunch.

54. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Staff involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 11/30/2018

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

55. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 12/1/2018 to 12/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

56. Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for Cohort #2 DAY 2 (College and Career Readiness)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Participants for these trainings should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

Dates: 12/3/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

This year MCIU will be offering the second Act 339 Plan Development Training Series for districts looking to write or update their Act 339 Career Readiness Plans. The training will mirror content provided to the first cohort of districts last year during the five-day series, but is condensed into three days with a “showcase event” to be scheduled in 2019-2020.

As required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, districts partnered with regional Career and Technical Centers, need to develop and update Act 339 plans that include career awareness exploration and planning in alignment with the Career, Education, and Work Standards. In addition, with the release of the Future Readiness PA Index, the public facing report card for schools, will include a Career Readiness Indicator and an Industry Based Credential component.

These trainings will provide guidance and technical assistance to participants in writing the ACT 339 plans to include current workforce trends, career and technical education opportunities, and aligned post-secondary training options.

Participants for these training sessions are limited to Montgomery County public schools and should include: Elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office, and/or building level administrators. Superintendent participation is encouraged but not required.

The training will be offered in three sessions:

1. Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:30-3:30
2. Monday, December 3, 2018 from 8:30 to 3:30
3. Monday, March 4, 2019 from 8:30 to 3:30

The cost per team for the three-day series is $350. We will accommodate as many team members as possible. If we reach maximum room capacity we may need to revisit team sizes and will be in contact.

Registration for each participant is required separately for each day of the series.

***LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN***

57. Montgomery County Middle School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 12/4/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County Public Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

58. Bridging The Reading Strategies Book and The Writing Strategies Book with Jen Serravallo's newest text: Understanding Texts & Readers (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-3 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialist, Interventions, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 12/4/2018

There is no doubt that reading affects writing and writing affects reading. Yet, when it comes to teaching this interconnection to our students, we can find ourselves at a loss. Where do we begin? In this workshop, participants will learn how to relate the two domains, so that students have more opportunities to practice integrated work across their day.

Utilizing Jennifer Serravallo’s newest book, Understanding Texts and Readers (*included), participants will explore reading and writing goals that relate to one another, and gain instructional strategies to use in the classroom connecting comprehension, text level and readers’ response. Understanding Texts & Readers helps you take the next steps from Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book and Writing Strategies Book that we explored last year. This session is designed to highlight the correlations between the work that students do as readers, with the work they do as writers; moving from assessment, to goal-setting, to implementation.

Workshop goals:
* To understand a hierarchy of reading goals and writing goals.
* To understand text level structures and how they correlate to writing expectations.
* To understand how to assess students’ strengths and next steps, in order to determine instructional targets.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

59. Discovery Education DEN Ambassador Program (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/4/2018

New
DEN Ambassador Program supports your investment in Discovery Education. Research has shown that participation in the DEN Ambassador program leads to increased usage of Discovery Education Streaming for participants and their peers at the school level.

Participants will:
* Learn new strategies and skills to use in instruction.
* Share best practices with other educators.
* Grow capacity by committing to lead a cohort through the DEN Ambassador Program.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

60. College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Key CCR leaders designated by their school districts.

Dates: 12/4/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA

The College and Career Leadership Council (CCLC) will provide a format for an exchange of best practices and lessons learned as college and career readiness efforts are expanded throughout the county.

This council is limited to Montgomery County school districts and CTEs. Participants will include key CCR leaders designated by their school districts as well as career and technical education leaders and local workforce advocates.

61. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public High School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 12/4/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County Public High School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

62. Dive into STEM (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/4/2018

Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

FLYER

This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

63. Bridging The Reading Strategies Book and The Writing Strategies Book with Jen Serravallo's newest text: Understanding Texts & Readers (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 4-8 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialist, Interventions, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 12/5/2018

There is no doubt that reading affects writing and writing affects reading. Yet, when it comes to teaching this interconnection to our students, we can find ourselves at a loss. Where do we begin? In this workshop, participants will learn how to relate the two domains, so that students have more opportunities to practice integrated work across their day.

Utilizing Jennifer Serravallo’s newest book, Understanding Texts and Readers (*included), participants will explore reading and writing goals that relate to one another, and gain instructional strategies to use in the classroom connecting comprehension, text level and readers’ response. Understanding Texts & Readers helps you take the next steps from Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book and Writing Strategies Book that we explored last year. This session is designed to highlight the correlations between the work that students do as readers, with the work they do as writers; moving from assessment, to goal-setting, to implementation.

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Workshop goals:
* To understand a hierarchy of reading goals and writing goals.
* To understand text level structures and how they correlate to writing expectations.
* To understand how to assess students’ strengths and next steps, in order to determine instructional targets.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

64. SWIS User Training for Existing SWIS Subscribers (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 12/5/2018

New
School Wide Information System (SWIS) is a confidential, web-based, school decision system for social climate and discipline data. It collects, summarizes, and provides informational data to monitor patterns of problem behavior across the school. School staff has immediate access to identify contexts where systems can be improved to reduce problem behaviors. This workshop is to train additional users on existing school SWIS subscriptions.

By invitation only: this workshop is for personnel in schools with previously established SWIS accounts. Any questions on eligibility, please contact Karen Stover-Perri at kstover@mciu.org .

65. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 12/5/2018

This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives.

66. SWIS User Training for Existing SWIS Subscribers (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 12/5/2018

New
School Wide Information System (SWIS) is a confidential, web-based, school decision system for social climate and discipline data. It collects, summarizes, and provides informational data to monitor patterns of problem behavior across the school. School staff has immediate access to identify contexts where systems can be improved to reduce problem behaviors. This workshop is to train additional users on existing school SWIS subscriptions.

By invitation only: this workshop is for personnel in schools with previously established SWIS accounts. Any questions on eligibility, please contact Karen Stover-Perri at kstover@mciu.org .

67. Enhancing Mathematical Problem Solving and Discourse Grades 6-12 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 12/6/2018

New
Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in discussing solutions to tasks that are designed to enhance mathematical reasoning and problem solving while providing multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks as well as the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high-level mathematics tasks. Participants will also explore different question types, questioning patterns and the components necessary for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

68. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 12/6/2018

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

69. GSuite for Education: Learn the Core Google Tools (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators looking to enhance and learn new ideas and concepts

Dates: 12/12/2018

Has your school adopted G Suite for Education? Do you want to learn more about using Google tools for productivity as well as a teaching resource? Built for the novice, this workshop will allow you to experience the following core Google tools: Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides and Classroom. Expect to be an active participant in this session as we collaborate on Google tools while learning how to use them.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

70. ESL Teacher Networking Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County ESL Teachers

Dates: 12/12/2018

Interested in connecting with other ESL professionals across the county? Join us for collaborative conversations where we will talk about problems of practice and share ideas. If you have questions or solutions, please be prepared to engage in the conversation!

This meeting will be virtual, so you can join us from the comfort of your own classroom or couch. Login details will be provided to registered participants the morning of the session.

71. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 12/13/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 12/13/2018

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

72. Minecraft: Education Edition (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 12/13/2018

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

During this workshop participants will:
* Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching and learning with immersive games.
* Become a Minecraft player. Learn controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence about game-based learning.
* Learn strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Mindcraft into your classroom. Learn what's worked for educators successfully teaching with Minecraft, along with resources you can bring back to your own classroom.
* Take a learner's role, and walk through a learning experience featuring Minecraft. Then, move through examples traversing grade span and subject ares, demonstrating the global applicability of Minecraft in schools.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

73. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 12/14/2018

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

74. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 12/17/2018

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff Montgomery County technical school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

75. MCIU Math and Science Collaborative Conversations

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 12/17/2018

This opportunity is for professional staff who have a leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. During these sessions, math and science specific topics will be discussed.

76. MCIU PIIC REGIONAL Networking Meeting 12/19/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 12/19/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

This is the SE REGIONAL Meeting (CCIU, BCIU, DCIU & MCIU). Participants must register for this meeting with their designated IU. This site is for participants in the Montgomery County IU area only. Please contact your supervisor if you have any questions.

77. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 1/1/2019 to 1/31/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

78. Cohort 3: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary: Modules 7-12, Invitation Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 1/2/2019 to 5/29/2019

Closed
Power AAC focuses on five key areas to increase the skills of educators as they learn about communication to support their students. It focuses on powerful skills in: 1. Partner Skills 2. Opportunities 3. Words in social and instructional environments 4. Evidence for decision-making 5. Resources for creating, sharing, and implementing for guiding your Session Expectations: 1. Participants will view six (6) Modules in a flipped classroom course through viewing webinars outside of the online activities prior to attendance. 2. Handouts will be available for participants to download and view during this viewing process. 3. Participants will complete a survey after viewing each module to help guide our online sessions. 4. Participants will attend online sessions with all participants in attendance. 5. A monthly activity will be assigned based on each module. 6. Prerequisite: Attendance in Modules 1 through 6.

At the end of the session, a survey will be to completed by each participant. Act 48 hours will be for 12 hours. Attendee must attend all sessions, and complete all required activities to receive credit and act 48 hours.

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79. The Mindful Classroom Series I - Spring 2019

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 3/19/2019

Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
01/08/19 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
01/22/19 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
02/05/19 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
02/26/19 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
03/19/19 - Mindfully Moving Forward



*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

80. Analysis is Oh-So-Many Things (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Special Education Teachers Grades 4-12, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 1/10/2019

Analysis is often associated with text-dependent analysis as seen on the state assessment. In reality, there are so many classroom activities that can engage students in analysis. This workshop will explore how teachers can create opportunities for students to analyze through music, art, drama, and more. Workshop participants will leave with a strong understanding of what analysis is and walk away with many practical strategies and creative ideas for analysis that they can embed into daily instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

81. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting (M)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County District Leaders

Dates: 1/11/2019

These meetings are for Montgomery County district leaders to network in their use of the Everyday Math Resources.

82. The What, Why and How of Computational Thinking (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Teachers, Administators and Coaches

Dates: 1/15/2019 to 2/6/2019

Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

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Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

83. Introduction to Rasberry Pi and Electronic Circuits (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators 6-12 and Secondary Administrators

Dates: 1/16/2019 to 3/21/2019

This two-day workshop is designed to show teachers how they can introduce electronics and coding to their students. Teachers will learn how to use the Raspberry Pi to develop STEM activities and how the Pi can be integrated into the classroom. As part of registration, all participants will receive and get to keep a Raspberry Pi 3 STEM Tinker Kit.

In this workshop, we will cover:

* Getting started with paper circuits
* Getting started with circuits (breadboarding)
* Understanding the basics of how microcontrollers work
* Getting started with the Raspberry Pi
* Understanding coding thru CS Unplugged
* Connecting the Pi to the breadboard (controlling LEDs and adding components)
* Starting to code with Scratch and EduBlocks
* Overview of the Internet of Things

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

84. It's about More than the Grade! The Critical Features of Assessment, Feedback, and Conferring (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-12 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 1/16/2019

Grades do not teach—teachers do! Because of this, participants will focus on the importance of conferring with students in this session. Participants will learn and practice clear, actionable steps that make it more possible to effectively manage conferring during the writing process. Participants will also walk away with a clear understanding of the differences between assessment and feedback and the need for a balance to exist in every classroom.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

85. Co-Teachng Webinar Series: Autism and Co-Teaching (TaC)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/16/2019

Join us as we unpack some of the most complex aspects of co-teaching! We will be puling in other voices from our organization to provide strategies that address current issues and trends around co-teaching.

Register for one or all topics that interest you. The day of the event you will receive an email invitation to join the webinar virtually.

All meetings are virtual 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

* November 15 2018: Meshing Classroom Mangagement Philosophies in the Co-Taught Classroom
* January 16, 2019: Autism and Co-Teaching
* March 20, 2019: Solving the Equation: Co-Teaching in the Math Classroom
* June 5, 2019: Dealing with the Unknown: A Mindful Approach to Coping with Changes in Co-Teaching Structures

For questions, contact Christine Butterfield at Cbutterfield@mciu.org .

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86. Growing Understanding Through Language Grades 6-12 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Educators, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/17/2019

"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." ~James Britton.

Students are required to understand complex concepts and texts across the school setting. Without the oral language skills to comprehend the structures of academic language, students are at a loss for how to dissect these complex messages into comprehensible pieces. In each of these sessions, we will explore the layers of language that need to be addressed within every classroom, we will discuss how to create a culture for conversations, and provide practical strategies that you can embed into your daily instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

87. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L) 01/22/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2019

Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 7.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

88. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 01/22/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 1/22/2019

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

89. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All Public and Nonpublic School Staff

Dates: 1/23/2019 to 2/7/2019

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due May 7, 2019.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a thirty minute lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

90. Growing Understanding Through Language Grades K-5 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-5 Educators, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/24/2019

"Reading and writing float on a sea of talk." ~James Britton.

Students are required to understand complex concepts and texts across the school setting. Without the oral language skills to comprehend the structures of academic language, students are at a loss for how to dissect these complex messages into comprehensible pieces. In each of these sessions, we will explore the layers of language that need to be addressed within every classroom, we will discuss how to create a culture for conversations, and provide practical strategies that you can embed into your daily instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

91. LETRS Module 10: Reading Big Words: Syllabification and Advanced Decoding (L) 01/29/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/29/2019

This module addresses the instructional needs of students in grades 3-12 who must consolidate their skill in reading and spelling in multisyllabic words. The module addresses five major topics including the reading brain, word origin, and why it matters, instruction, and implementation of classroom instruction in advanced decoding skills. Participants learn to identify words from Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek origins: six regular syllable types in English; routines for teaching syllabication; word building and word analysis with prefixes, roots and suffixes; and models for effective instructional routines. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 10 book.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

92. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Reading Instruction through Books and Bots (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-6 and Librarians

Dates: 1/29/2019

How can reading instruction be enhanced through the maker movement? Join us and discover how to “read like a maker!” Participants will leave this interactive workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of reading by including not only mentor texts, but also more purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools, such as robots. Each participant will leave with an Ozobot, which will be used during the course of this workshop, and many ideas about how to engage their students in the act of reading through making.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

93. Depth and Complexity: The Beginner's Course with Lisa Van Gemert

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/30/2019 to 1/31/2019

New
This two-day event is the thorough training to onboard educators to the Depth & Complexity framework that allows for immediate implementation. In addition to an in-depth understanding of Depth & Complexity, the session shares literally dozens of content-specific examples, as well as ideas for activities and how to introduce the framework to students. After the session, participants will be able to apply the framework in their classrooms to raise thinking level and differentiate instruction.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit local eateries.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

94. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 01/31/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

95. What Mathematics is Important for Algebra II and Precalculus? Gail Burrill (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Mathematics Teachers Gr. 6-12, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 1/31/2019

Have you ever wondered, "What should students know so they are prepared for career and collegiate level mathematics? Why are concepts such a functions, logarithms and trigonometry important and how can we make sure students really understand them? What is the role of dynamic interactive technology in making this happen?" Join us for a professional learning opportunity with Gail Burrill, Mathematics Specialist from Michigan State University, to gain answers to these questions.

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Snow date: February 21, 2019
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

96. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 2/1/2019 to 2/28/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

97. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 2/1/2019

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

98. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 02/04/19

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 2/4/2019

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

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The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

99. Engaging Students and Meeting Standards with Document Based Questions (DBQ) in History Class (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Social Studies Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 2/6/2019

Document-Based Questions (DBQ) are an excellent way to incorporate historical thinking with literacy at all levels. Through the usage of well-designed DBQs, educators are empowered to teach students to read, write, and think critically about historical questions. DBQs provide teachers with a wealth of primary and secondary sources, which is what PA CORE Literacy Standards require teachers to use. DBQs also tap into the analytical skills being asked of our students as they tackle evidence-based writing like the TDA. Join us for this relevant workshop led by (i>The DBQ Project experts themselves!

Each district may register only two participants up until November 30th. After November 30th, a district may register additional participants.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: A catered lunch will be provided.

100. REEL Series: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12, Librarians and Coaches

Dates: 2/6/2019

We believe one of the best ways to learn something new is through firsthand experiences that promote curiosity, questioning and reflection. This REEL (Rethinking Education through Experiential Learning) workshop is designed to immerse you in a hands-on student experience, teach you about a trend from a pedagogical lens, then give you the opportunity to apply your new learning and plan for implementation in your environment.

The REEL topic for this workshop is Augmented and Virtual Reality. Participants will leave with a variety of strategies and resources to use when implementing mixed reality in their environments. The cost of a VR headset is included in the workshop price.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

101. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 2/6/2019

This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives.